Sunday, January 4, 2015

Western Kentucky Thumps Marshall to Earn First Conference USA Win

Western Kentucky 81
Marshall 62

Final from Bowling Green, Kentucky

Game recap by WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 25 points with six rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lead WKU past Marshall 81-62 on Sunday.

Price was 8 of 13 from the field, 4 of 7 from 3-point range and hit all five of his free throw attempts.

DJ Clayton had 15 points for WKU (8-5, 1-0 Conference USA) and George Fant added 14 with 12 rebounds. The Hilltoppers controlled the glass 44-35.

Ryan Taylor went 10 of 12 from the free-throw line and finished with 15 points for Marshall (4-10, 0-1). Aleksa Nikolic and Austin Loop had 10 points apiece for the Thundering Herd. Loop made a team-high two 3-pointers as Marshall went just 5 of 23 (21.7 percent) from beyond the arc.

Milan Mijovic made Marshall's first field goal of the second half at the 12:04 mark as the Thundering Herd trailed 60-36.

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